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    My Bike Mechanic Rides 14,000 miles a year.

    How many miles does your bike mechanic ride each year?
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    A guy riding 14k/year spends a lot of hours in the saddle, I don't understand how anyone can have so much free time.

    Bicycles are simple devices so I do all my own work. Unfortunately, family and work precludes spending as much time on the bike as I would like so my yearly mileage is embarrassingly low these days - maybe 3k/year.
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    Being retired is fun... He rides six days a week.
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    Are you making the implication that al those miles somehow make him a better mechanic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
    Unfortunately, family and work precludes spending as much time on the bike as I would like so my yearly mileage is embarrassingly low these days - maybe 3k/year.
    I can relate, although I'd hardly call 3000 miles/year embarrassing; I bought my bike last spring and have so far only clocked about 300 miles. If I can work my way up to 3000 I will be ecstatic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Are you making the implication that al those miles somehow make him a better mechanic?
    I was thinking exactly the same thing.
    Does "his mechanic" also believe that lightweight riders need to keep their tires at 110 psi or suffer major risk of pinch flats?

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    I don't know, but he has slight man boobs and a belly
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    The premise of this thread seems juvenile to me.

    How many different bikes does this mechanic work on in a year? Personally, I work on 14,000 bikes per year and do 14,000 miles per year in test rides. I don't have time to ride my own bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    I don't know, but he has slight man boobs and a belly
    Ya shoulda seem me 39 years ago when I weighed 220. I had C-cup sized ones and they were perky.
    Why are you looking at my boobs?

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    Being retired is fun... He rides six days a week.
    Oh, he's a guy that works on your bike, not someone that works 8 hours a day, I guess that can be done. His average miles per riding day is just about 45. That's pretty crazy.
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    Well, I'm my own bike mechanic, and on pace to ride about that this year.. and I'm not retired

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    I average 10-12K miles a year on the bike and my record is 15,350 miles in one year. I work a full-time job and, if you count the commute (I don't commute by bike), I spend 11 to 12 hours a day at work. I'm not proud...it's my escape from reality. As far as the 15k year...I'll never do that again...shear stupidity. One day I'll grow up and get a life.

    BTW: I am my bike mechanic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Are you making the implication that al those miles somehow make him a better mechanic?
    I think he's bragging that since he's retired, he has time to ride a lot and fix his own bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    I think he's bragging that since he's retired, he has time to ride a lot and fix his own bike.
    that's what I assumed too. but not bragging in a bad way. I'm my own mechanic, and I wouldn't mind having the sort of time on my hands to ride 14,000 miles per year.

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    Oh, OK. By that rationale, my maid rides 5000 miles a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timcupery View Post
    I was thinking exactly the same thing.
    Does "his mechanic" also believe that lightweight riders need to keep their tires at 110 psi or suffer major risk of pinch flats?
    No that was Me.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Oh, he's a guy that works on your bike, not someone that works 8 hours a day, I guess that can be done. His average miles per riding day is just about 45. That's pretty crazy.
    For The Last Ten Years at that.
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    Yeah, and so.....


    What's the point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Yeah, and so.....


    What's the point?
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    Wow, you capitalized "Me."

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    My Bike Mechanic Rides 14,000 miles a year
    Who gives a sh*t?

    What does this have to do with his quality of work?

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    My old mechanic does like a dozen two centuries per year. Uncountable centuries. Rides to work every day, races on weekends with his team.. Seems he said, he's logged in over a million miles since he was a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    My old mechanic does like a dozen two centuries per year. Uncountable centuries. Rides to work every day, races on weekends with his team.. Seems he said, he's logged in over a million miles since he was a kid.
    He must be very old. At 20K miles per year (almost 400 miles/week yr round), that would take 50 years to accomplish

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    Quote Originally Posted by paisan View Post
    Who gives a sh*t?

    What does this have to do with his quality of work?
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